Mission Arikompan

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    • Mission Arikompan is likely to be delayed as Kerala Forest department is yet to get a satellite radio collar.

    What is Mission Arikompan?

    • The forest department has initiated ‘Mission Arikompan’, an operation to capture the rogue tusker by the name of Arikompan
    • The forest department has come up with a plan to capture it with tranquilizer shots and train it to be a ‘kumki’, a captive elephant used for operations against rogue elephants.

    Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

    • Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is located in Palakkad district and Thrissur district of Kerala.
    • It is in the Sungam range of hills between the Anaimalai Hills and Nelliyampathy Hills.
    • The Western Ghats, Anaimalai Sub-Cluster, including all of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, has been declared by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee as a World Heritage Site
    • The Tiger Reserve is the home of four different tribes of indigenous peoples including the Kadar, Malasar, Muduvar and Mala Malasar.
    • This sanctuary is referred to as the “state capital for the massive gaur” by wildlife experts. 

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